Beyonce Knowles is a gorgeous new mom, and now she's got the title of the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" to back it up!

The 30-year-old singer, who gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy on January 7, is People magazine's cover girl.

Jay-Z's wifey tells the mag:

    "I feel more beautiful than I've ever felt because I've given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth."

Beyonce adds, "The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy," she adds. "The word 'love' means something completely different now."

A true beauty, indeed!